Cayuga’s New President Brian M. Durant

August 11th, 2015 Posted in Cover Story

Brian M. DurantThe Cayuga Community College Board of Trustees has announced the selection of its new president. Brian M. Durant will be the ninth president in the college’s history. Durant will take over for Dr. Gregory T. DeCinque who has served as Interim President since December 2013.

“Brian is young and energetic and will fit right in at Cayuga. There are big shoes to fill when Dr. DeCinque leaves; but after meeting Brian, we all felt that he was ready to address the needs of our college,” said Jeffrey L. Edwards, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “The Board looks forward to the transition and is eager to go to work on Cayuga’s future with Brian Durant at the lead,” he added.

Brian Durant most recently served as Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at SUNY Adirondack. He previously served as Dean for Student Affairs at SUNY Adirondack before being promoted. He completed his doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University, earned a Master of Science in Education from The College of Saint Rose in Albany and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from SUNY Plattsburgh.

“Brian Durant is the right person at the right time for Cayuga Community College,” said Dr. DeCinque. “Having spent the past 18 months as Interim President, I know that Brian will be a perfect fit with the Cayuga family. He brings a background that will help move CCC forward to a very bright future.”

Durant stated, “I am honored to serve as the next President of Cayuga Community College. With campuses in Auburn and Fulton, along with the comprehensive offerings available for students online, Cayuga Community College has a tremendous reputation for providing access to higher education. I look forward to collaboratively working with the college’s Board of Trustees, faculty and staff, and the regional community to provide high quality education for students as well as strengthen the position of Cayuga Community College for the future.”

Durant and DeCinque CCC plans

Comments are closed.